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Shaping beliefs through language

In “The Ways of Silencing” published last June inThe New York Times, Professor Jason Stanley raised a legitimate point on how political propaganda silences people. Stanley's piece drew plenty of criticism, especially with his comments on pornography. I took interest in what Stanley had to say because he drew from …

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Desmond Tutu to speak at Gonzaga commencement

Nobel Laureate Desmond M. Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will be the keynote speaker at Gonzaga University's senior commencement May 13. Tutu has been a voice for justice, peace, truth and reconciliation throughout his ministry. He retired from public life in 2010 but accepted Gonzaga's invitation after …

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Meet Matt Wise, our gospel philosophy writer

Before earning his bachelor’s from Brigham Young University-Idaho, Matt Wise served in Japan as a missionary for the Church of Jesus of Christ Latter-day Saints. He’s originally from Spokane Valley and is currently working on personalentrepreneurialpursuits and preparing for graduate school. He’s involved in numerous church activities and enjoys studying …

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Why do Mormons baptize the dead?

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for a Mormon who baptized the late parents of famed Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal. But despite calls this week from Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and others to rethink the controversial rite, the church is unlikely …

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How do we stop a drop of water from evaporating?

Editor’s Note: This guest column was written by a SpokaneFAVS reader who currently resides in London. Guest column by Lisa Tully Many of us are working super hard on a daily basis with one common dream that just about gets us up in the morning — that holiday coming up …

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When are your Ash Wednesday services?

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com The Lenten season is already upon us! Perhaps that means next week your church is having a Shrove Tuesday dinner, followed by Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 22. SpokaneFAVS wants to know about those events! We also want to know about any special Lent services yourorganizationhas …

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